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closer to a tax and fiscal cliff fix? cnbc's own chief washington correspondent john harwood joins us now with all the details. good evening, john. >> reporter: good evening, laurie, and i think we are getting somewhat closer, and the white house would count it as good news that you found common cause with their report on the impact of fiscal spending. let's talk for a moment about what's happened on the fiscal cliff by the numbers since that early constructive meeting with the congressional leaders and the president. the numbers are all one. there's one month left for these leaders to figure it out. two, 1.4 it is is the amount to be shaved off by gdp and one is the amount of trillions of dollars that democratic aides, senior democratic aides tell me is necessary to get a deal wit end of the year with the remaining 3 trillion of savings coming in the early part of next year, ants finally one is the number of phone calls made over the weekend between president obama and house speaker john boehner so there hasn't been a lot of concrete progress, but there is total progress in terms of the
. seeing a shift in tone in washington since the election. much more conciliatory tone on all sides here. i expect you'll see that on display tomorrow. the question is whether the fundamental stumbling blocks of democrats not wanting entitlement spending cuts and republicans not wants new tax revenues, whether those stumbling blocks can be finessed between now and the end of the year. >> many, many thanks. eamon javers, appreciate it. let's get first reaction from congress on the breaking news. welcome back to the show house gop chief deputy whip peter roskam from the great state of illinois. peter, great to see you as always. a lot of movement now. i want to ask you, do you think it's possible here, post-election, as the stock market literally hammers washington with the selloff? will democrats and republicans rise above partisan politics and get us something that can work? >> i think that there's a tremendous opportunity, larry, and here's why. speaker boehner, yesterday, gave a statement, a 10 or 12-minute statement and offed his sincere congratulations to president obama. and he said, l
>> the worst week in you want to point fingers? point them at washington. good evening, everyone, this is "the kudlow report." >> the president urged both sides of the aisle to get america's fiscal house before we fall off the cliff 52 days from now. what if they're arguing about the difference between tax loopholes and marginal tax rates. that's the debate. >> you mark my words. there's no way that the entire tax hike would be allowed to take place. no way. in terms of investment strategy, it is ridiculous that we'll be facing this. why all of the bickering when it equates to just one quarter of 1% of gdp. all right, supply side art mentor will join us to discuss. >>> also tonight, a shocker, david petraeus quits in disgrace or was he forced out just days before he was to testify in front of congress over the benghazi embassy terror attack. will we ever get the real answers? was the threat of blackmail behind this? >> we begin this evening with the president pushing congress to come together right now and solve the fiscal cliff mess. let's give peace a chance. >> cnbc's chief wa
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